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Disneyland Resort Proposes to Raise Minimum Wage for California Park Workers

5yrs ago from Raw Story
Walt Disney Co’s Disneyland Resort on Thursday said it proposed to raise the minimum wage of employees at its California theme park to $15 per hour by January 2019. The agreement with Master Services Council, provides for a minimum wage rate increase of 40 percent within two years of the deal, making it one of the highest minimum wages in the country, Disneyland Resort said. The current minimum hourly wage of $11 will be hiked …
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Venezuela Tries to Combat Crippling Inflation by Removing Five Zeroes from Currency

5yrs ago from The Blaze
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Wednesday that the South American nation would be removing five zeros from its currency in order to combat runaway inflation that is nearing a staggering 1 million percent. Will this help the economy? In a speech, Maduro said that this move would stabilize the economy by "anchoring" the bolivar. Maduro said that the country needed an “economic revolution.” Inflation in Venezuela is expected to reach 1 million percent by the end of the year, according to the International Monetary Fund. Initially, Maduro's government had planned to remove three zeros from the currency, but Maduro revealed in this announcement that the number had been increased to five. Inflation is currently at 46,000 percent. As a result of the crippling inflation and economic instability, Venezuela's minimum wage is the equivalent of one U.S. dollar a month. This has made it impossible for Venezuelans to buy even basic necessities. Maduro also said that the government …
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Mexico’s President-Elect Announces 'Specialized' Border Police Force to Combat Illegal Immigration

5yrs ago from The Blaze
Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador plans to establish a border police force to combat illegal immigration and the problems associated with it, such as drug and weapons smuggling and human trafficking. The announcement comes at a time when President Donald Trump is facing intense criticism for his policies addressing illegal immigration. What are the details? For years, Mexico has been plagued with high levels of illegal immigration on its southern border. Migrants traveling north from war-torn Central America have at times overwhelmed Mexican authorities. And while most of the migrants use the border as a gateway toward a better life, others use it to smuggle drugs and weapons, which amounts to a major problem for cartel-controlled Mexico. But that's all allegedly going to change with the upcoming administration. Alfonso Durazo, Lopez Obrador's future chief of public security, said in an interview with Bloomberg published Monday that the border police force is part of a larger …
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